I have a Samsung big screen smart TV with HDMI ports and an RJ-45 internet port. The TV gets its cable service through one of four HDMI ports. My house is wired for internet (no wireless). The router is in a different room to the TV. I have one dedicated internet drop that must be shared by the TV and a PC that sits next to it.
If I plug an internet drop into the TV I get smart TV access to Netflix and Amazon prime. Other "Smart" features aren't really that smart. That's why I have a dedicated PC next to the TV. It's connected to the TV via a HDMI cable. If I plug my internet connection into the PC, I get much better Google and Internet than through the TV's native "smart" services. Netflix is also much better through the PC than through smart services.
This is great fun for a group. But, I have to physically move the internet cable back and forth from PC to Smart TV. I would like to not have to move this connection.
Can I use a 5-port gigabit desktop switch and split the one internet connection between the PC and the TV? If not, can you suggest a "wired" solution?